Published: 22nd July 2019
Assam and Bihar Floods 2019: Here's how you can help the victims
As the monsoons are causing havoc in both the states, here's what you can do to help the affected
The monsoon of 2019 was not quite a happy one for the country, especially for Assam and Bihar. Floods are causing havoc in both states. In Assam, the death toll has touched 64 and the number is as high as 102 in Bihar. That's not just it. Over 15 Lakh people have been displaced, many have lost their homes and property. Almost all of the Kaziranga National Park is flooded and the animals are fleeing for their lives.
Athlete Hima Das has donated half her salary to the flood relief. Also, actor John Abraham and cricketers Suresh Raina and Virender Sehwag too have done their bit. But this is obviously not enough.
If you wish to help the people of Assam and Bihar, here's how you can do it.
Pondicherry based disaster relief NGO Rapid Response has started a campaign in the online donation platform Donatekart. Through this, you can contribute necessities like dal, rice, sugar and oil to the Assam flood victims. A kilogram of rice only costs Rs 45. Yes, your contribution can be as small as that.
Food delivery platform Zomato has begun a campaign, where you can pay towards buying food for people in Assam and Bihar. Here, you can spend Rs 50 and help one person, spend Rs 500 for 10 people and Rs 5,000 for 100 people.
3) Assam Chief Minister's Disaster Relief Fund
Using the online payment app Paytm, one can directly donate money to the Assam CM's disaster relief fund.
4) Bihar CM's Disaster Relief Fund
Similarly, one can contribute to the Bihar CM's disaster relief fund using Paytm.